Let the Fire Burn Film and J Afr Am St research article_Framing MOVE: A Press’ Complicity in the Murder…

let the fire burmUsing archival news coverage and interviews, Let the Fire Burn brings to life one of the most tumultuous but largely forgotten clashes between government and citizens in modern U.S. history, as a longtime feud between Philadelphia police and the controversial urban group MOVE came to a tragic climax in 1985. From PBS: http//www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/let-the-fire-burn/

Now check out “The Empire Files”  investigative journalism film with Abby Martin  in the comment box below compared to this PBS film. For me it bores out the truth of the research article presented above, as the PBS film is soft-pedaling the police massacre under the guise of “fair and balanced” .


One thought on “Let the Fire Burn Film and J Afr Am St research article_Framing MOVE: A Press’ Complicity in the Murder…

  1. The Empire Files: An Unparalleled Act of Police Terror
    TeleSUR English
    On May 13, 1985, one of the most shameful, horrific attacks ever by U.S. police took place in West Philadelphia. 11 people—including five children—were killed in a deliberate massacre. A racist and political attack on a radical community group known as the MOVE Organization, city and police officials were revealed to have intentionally set their home ablaze, let the fire rage, and violently kept escaping men, women and children trapped inside. Featuring a harrowing first-hand account with the only adult survivor of the atrocity, Ramona Africa, Abby Martin documents an indispensable—but largely unheard of—moment in American history. From MOVE’s formation, to the arrest of the MOVE 9 political prisoners, to the build-up to the infamous bombing, The Empire Files chronicles an act that cannot be forgotten. CREDIT: Featuring extensive footage from the film “MOVE: Confrontation in Philadelphia” Directed By Karen Pomer and Jane Mancini Written By Karen Pomer, Jane Mancini, and Dan Barshay Produced By Karen Pomer and Jane Mancini. Music by Edward Levone Batts https://www.facebook.com/pg/MOVEConfrontationinPhiladelphia/about/

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